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Dark Money is Funding Anti-Union Propaganda in CT

Crossing the Pearl Harbor Bridge this afternoon, I saw this billboard: It included a URL for a website, CTWorkers.org. When I got home, I visited that website, and found this: The whole website is dedicated to encouraging public sector workers to resign from their unions and stop paying dues. Of course, their stated mission is to “Empower Workers” and to…

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Rte. 2 in Connecticut near Hartford.
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Tolls aren’t too expensive. Driving is.

One of the most contentious issues during this month’s statewide midterm elections was that of highway tolls. Now-governor-elect Ned Lamont moved from a pro-toll position to a (possibly illegal) plan to implement heavy truck-only tolls. Businessman Republican Bob Stefanowski decried them as “just another tax.” Stefanowski, an aloof would-be populist, sums up the opposition’s argument pretty neatly. Tolls cost people…

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Politics

What a difference a little perspective makes

A case study in the phenomenon of “fake news” (or in any case, our inability to arrive at anything like an objective set of facts): Last Saturday in Portland, Oregon activists marched through the streets in protest of the police killing of a black man named Patrick Kimmons. At one point, a silver Lexus drove through part of the crowd,…

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Democrats blaming high gas prices on Trump is stupid and self-defeating

Last week, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer hosted a press conference blaming high gas prices on Republican President Donald Trump. Earlier this week, Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal did the same at a Shell station in Hartford. Per CTNewsJunkie.com: “[There are] clear steps that the President of the United States can take [to reduce gas prices],” Blumenthal said. He said Trump can put…

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